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Eric Peters Joins Connacht

Eric Peters Joins Connacht

The former Scotland captain, number 8 Eric Peters will team up with Connacht for the coming season. He joins them from Rotherham whom he helped to the First Division title and the Powergen Shield.

Eric Peters has had a glittering career in the game, winning his first cap against Canada in 1995 before going on play in the World Cup in South Africa. He was made vice-captain of Scotland in the 1998/99 season and the following year captained them against Italy. In between he played a key role as Scotland went on to dramatically win what was the last the Five Nations championship.

Born in Dumbarton, Scotland before moving to Manchester and Essex as a child, Peters has toured New Zealand, Australia and South Africa with Scotland and also participated in this summer’s tour of the USA. He spent seven seasons at Bath where he won the League Championship, Pilkington Cup and European Cup, having joined them from Cambridge University where he won two Blues and was captain in 1992. He won a European Shield medal with Harlequins two seasons ago, and in February this year he joined Rotherham.

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Connacht coach Steph Nel said that the signing of 33 year old Peters was another significant development for the side.
” The average age of our squad is just over 22, and in order to bring on and develop young talent you need experience around them. Eric Peters will provide that and a lot more to Connacht and his signing is a major boost”. said Nel.